Senior Designer / Design Manager - Socks

Senior Designer / Design Manager - Socks

£ dependent upon experience
REF: 11880AA
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Job Description

We are looking for a talented, innovative Senior Sock Designer to join a market leading supplier to the high street, retailers and brands on an extended maternity cover basis. 

Senior Sock Designer - The Role

  • Designing socks and knitted accessories across ladies, men’s and children’s: private label and licensed.
  • Work with customers in the UK & Europe to bring newness through design, identify and translate trends, inspiring the team/colleagues to create innovative, commercial ranges. Offering a full design service.
  • You will work closely with the Sales Manager to ensure business growth and strategically look for successes to build on seasonally.
  • Produce CADs and artwork, trend boards for customer presentations
  • Inspiration/comp shopping, competitor /market analysis
  • Packaging and graphic design
  • Product development including yarn / trim sourcing
  • Liaising with overseas factories to develop designs through sampling to production, and travel when. 
  • Work collaboratively with commercial team including technologist, merchandiser and sales to manage critical path deadlines and targets. 
  • Dependent on experience level, to manage and support design team.
  • Flexible working from a non London based maybe considered.

Senior Sock Designer - The Candidate

  • 5-7years’ experience in sock design, or knitted accessories with exposure to UK and European markets and customers
  • Experience of building relationships with customers at various levels
  • A good technical knowledge of product, understanding of knit and sock machinery, yarns properties and gauges. Awareness of new technologies.
  • Ability to multi task in a constantly changing environment.
  • Attentive to detail, and able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Be self motivated, enthusiastic team player and able to interact at all levels
  • Computer Literate with strong Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop and Microsoft Office

Please apply with your updated CV to quoting our reference: 11880AA.

If the email address is not displayed in this advert, then please contact People Marketing directly on 0115 922 3335 quoting the job reference number, and we shall supply you with the correct address.

We regret that due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our vacancies, if you do not hear from one of our consultants within 5 days then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for this role.

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